Bret 'Hitman' Hart shares heartwarming story involving Jarome Iginla

Mar 5 2019, 3:46 am

When it comes to the Calgary Flames, Jarome Iginla is the best there is, the best there was, and the best there ever will be.

In more ways than one.

Iginla, the all-time leader in goals and points in franchise history, became just the third Flames player to have his jersey retired by the team on Saturday.


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A great goal-scorer, Iginla is also well known for being an exceptional human being as well.

That was reinforced by Calgary native Bret “Hitman” Hart, who shared a heartwarming story about Iginla on social media. Iginla, Hart says, visited him in the hospital after the wrestling legend suffered a stroke in 2002.


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“Jarome Iginla gave me this jersey a week after I had my stroke in 2002,” Hart said on Instagram. “I’ve always treasured it because it meant so much that he and his wife visited me in the hospital during such a challenging time in my life.

“Congratulations on the jersey retirement and thank you for so many great seasons. All the best to you, Kara, and your family.”

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